Author: Richard S. Ferri

Publisher: Southern Tier Editions

ISBN: 9781560232964

Category: Fiction

Page: 147

View: 1668

What's it like to be a male nurse in a woman-dominated profession? For Richard Steele it means incompetent administrators, drug-addicted doctors, whacked-out nursing staff, long gruelling hours and bizarre patients. Confessions of a Male Nurse takes you on a rollercoaster ride through the on and off-duty life of a gay male nurse in the early 80s before AIDS became omnipresent. A hilarious, touching, dark and comic novel that starts with the irreverent, anti-establishment hero's training and moves on through some of the wackiest adventures ever.
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A Practical Guide for Men in Nursing

Author: Christopher Lance Coleman

Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau

ISBN: 1937554880

Category: Medical

Page: 234

View: 1719

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The Ugly Truth of Methadone

Author: Anonymous Nurse Nightingale

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 148350199X

Category: Medical

Page: 20

View: 8057

Anonymous Nurse Nightingale is a licensed nurse currently working in methadone treatment center in the Unites States. She has written down, in this short piece, a review of the experiences and observations she has witnessed handing out methadone to hundreds of patients. This short read is more than that however. It also discusses drug addiction and the nuts and bolts of a methadone treatment program from the point of view of an "insider." A quick read of this book will educate you on whether or not methadone is a good treatment program for drug addicts as compared to other treatment options. The "ugly truth of methadone" rests within these pages. Many people do not want this kind of information released to the general public nor to the drug-addicted population. That's why this author chooses to publish this information anonymously. Also, at the time of this books release she is still employed as a methadone nurse and does not want to risk being released from employment as a result of this publication.
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Author: Matt Delito

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007497466

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 296

View: 3234

Thieving ninjas, racist fast-food patrons, road traffic accidents, mischievous shoplifters, sudden deaths, car chases, and domestic violence – it’s all in a day’s work for London-based PC Matt Delito.
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Candid Reflections of a Nursing Home Aide

Author: Thomas Edward Gass,Bruce C. Vladeck

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801472619

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 2454

"At present nursing homes are designed . . . like outmoded zoos. Residents are kept in small rooms, emotionally isolated. Occasionally they are visited by family members who reach through the bars and offer them treats. Aides keep their bodies clean and presentable. . . . America invests huge amounts of money to maintain the body while leaving the person to languish, cut off from all they love."—From Nobody's Home After caring for his mother at the end of her life, Thomas Edward Gass felt drawn to serve the elderly. He took a job as a nursing home aide but was not prepared for the reality that he found at his new place of employment, a for-profit long-term-care facility. In a book that is by turns chilling and graphic, poignant and funny, Gass describes America's system of warehousing its oldest citizens. Gass brings the reader into the sterile home with its flat metal roof and concrete block walls. Like an industrial park complex, it is clean, efficient, and functional. He is blunt about the institution's goal: keep those faint hearts pumping and the life savings and Medicaid dollars rolling in. With 130 beds in the facility, the owner grosses about three million dollars annually. As a relatively well-paid aide, Gass made $6.90 an hour. Seventeen of the twenty-six residents on Gass's hall were incontinent, and much of his initiation to the work was learning to care for them in the most intimate ways. One of the many challenges was the limited time that he had available for each of his charges—17.3 minutes per day by his calculation. Even as he learned to ignore all but the most pressing demands of the residents, he discovered the remarkable lengths to which aides and their patients will go to relieve the constant ache of loneliness at the nursing home. With Americans living longer than ever before, elder care is among the fastest growing occupations. This book makes clear that there is a systemic conflict between profit and extent of care. Instead of controlling costs and maximizing profits, what if long-term care focused on our basic need to lead meaningful and connected lives until our deaths? What if staff members dropped the feigned hope of forestalling the inevitable and concentrated on making their charges comfortable and respected? These and other questions raised by this powerful book will cause Americans to rethink how nursing homes are run, staffed, and financed—as well as the circumstances under which we hope to meet our end.
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History, Challenges, and Opportunities

Author: Chad E. O'Lynn, RN, PhD,Russell E. Tranbarger, RN, EdD, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826103499

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 5650

Named an Outstanding Academic Title for 2007 byChoice! "[A] fascinating historical perspective on men in nursing; the societal stereotypes associated with nurses and nursing; and the gender-based barriers facing males in the profession and those considering nursing as a career....Everyone in the expanding health care delivery system should read this book on men's contributions to the field of nursing. Essential." --Choice From the Foreword: "At a time when all of the world's talent must be tapped to provide the top-notch quality of health care that we all need and deserve, no profession can afford to ignore any of its brightest and best. Gender neutrality in nursing must be attained; our future patients deserve it. Thankfully this book will help." --- Eleanor J. Sullivan, PhD, RN, FAAN, Former Dean, University of Kansas School of Nursing and Past President, Sigma Theta Tau International "This book is the first of its kind and a very valuable addition to the nursing literatureÖ.It is an excellent read and has many implications for nursing educationÖ" Score: 96, 4 stars --Doody's "The editors and contributors...are not afraid to tackle controversial topics like reverse gender discrimination in nursing leadership, masculine styles of nursing care, and the effects of gender on communication and workplace relationships. Other chapters explore the history and accomplishments of the American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN), lessons learned from other countries...and future leadership opportunities for male nurses in the 21st century, including recommendations for a men's health nurse practitioner curriculum." --Minority Nurse If you're thinking about a career in nursing or currently practicing in the field, this new innovative guide is just for you. For the first time, authors, educators and practicing nurses, Chad O'Lynn and Russell Tanbarger offer a unique insider's view to how men work, succeed, and survive in this fast growing segment of the healthcare industry. From the barriers and stereotypes men must overcome, to the basic daily work needs they have as nurses, this book covers the entire spectrum of career-based issues men face today and have faced in the past. Men in Nursing is the perfect guide for men seeking a career in this fast growing industry. From insider advice and real-life experiences, this new innovative and inspiring guide is a must-have for everyone involved in the field today. Topics Covered Include: History-Presents an inspirational overview of the contributions men have made to the nursing field. Current Issues - Provides recommendations to address barriers such as reverse discrimination, workplace communication and leadership. Worldwide Perspective - Includes examples from countries outside the United States proving similarities and concerns exist throughout the world. Future Directions-Offers insight and solutions in order to grow and maintain the interest and enthusiasm of men for careers in nursing. Essential Data Included: List of U.S. Nursing Schools for Men Curriculum Recommendations Top 10 Barriers Men Face Important Research Data o lynn olynn
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A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder

Author: Charles Graeber

Publisher: Twelve

ISBN: 1455506125

Category: True Crime

Page: 320

View: 3871

After his December 2003 arrest, registered nurse Charlie Cullen was quickly dubbed "The Angel of Death" by the media. But Cullen was no mercy killer, nor was he a simple monster. He was a favorite son, husband, beloved father, best friend, and celebrated caregiver. Implicated in the deaths of as many as 300 patients, he was also perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American history. Cullen's murderous career in the world's most trusted profession spanned sixteen years and nine hospitals across New Jersey and Pennsylvania. When, in March of 2006, Charles Cullen was marched from his final sentencing in an Allentown, Pennsylvania, courthouse into a waiting police van, it seemed certain that the chilling secrets of his life, career, and capture would disappear with him. Now, in a riveting piece of investigative journalism nearly ten years in the making, journalist Charles Graeber presents the whole story for the first time. Based on hundreds of pages of previously unseen police records, interviews, wire-tap recordings and videotapes, as well as exclusive jailhouse conversations with Cullen himself and the confidential informant who helped bring him down, THE GOOD NURSE weaves an urgent, terrifying tale of murder, friendship, and betrayal. Graeber's portrait of Cullen depicts a surprisingly intelligent and complicated young man whose promising career was overwhelmed by his compulsion to kill, and whose shy demeanor masked a twisted interior life hidden even to his family and friends. Were it not for the hardboiled, unrelenting work of two former Newark homicide detectives racing to put together the pieces of Cullen's professional past, and a fellow nurse willing to put everything at risk, including her job and the safety of her children, there's no telling how many more lives could have been lost. In the tradition of In Cold Blood, THE GOOD NURSE does more than chronicle Cullen's deadly career and the breathless efforts to stop him; it paints an incredibly vivid portrait of madness and offers a penetrating look inside America's medical system. Harrowing and irresistibly paced, this book will make you look at medicine, hospitals, and the people who work in them, in an entirely different way.
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Author: Lily Harlem

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 000751302X

Category: Fiction

Page: 143

View: 4717

When scalpels are set down, the ward lights turned off and the patients asleep, there is always time for Mischief ... From Lily Harlem, co-author of ‘Anything For Him’, ‘Confessions of a Naughty Night Nurse’ is the perfect read for fans of E L James and Sylvia Day.
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Author: Benjamin Daniels

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007512198

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 3970

THE UK’S BESTSELLING EBOOK OF 2011. Benjamin Daniels is angry. He is frustrated, confused, baffled and, quite frequently, very funny. He is also a GP. These are his confessions.
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Author: Eugene Salomon

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007500963

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 386

View: 6455

Driving a cab for more than 30 years Gene Salomon has collected a remarkable selection of stories. He shares the very best in this unforgettable memoir.
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Author: Chad O'Lynn, RN, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826106862

Category: Medical

Page: 232

View: 9435

Named a 2013 PROSE Award Honorable Mention in Nursing and Allied Health Sciences Winner of the Dr. Gene Tranbarger Writing Award from the American Assembly for Men in Nursing "Though O'Lynn emphasizes a male perspective on becoming a nurse, this book should be required reading for anyone thinking about entering the nursing profession....The section on nursing education from the perspective of both students and instructors is worth the price of the book....Highly recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries “I love this book. It has inspired and motivated me to continue to do something for men in nursing at the college where I teach as well as for men in our delivery rooms and postpartum units. We need to move beyond women and children and include men as fathers to truly promote wellness for families.” --Janet Ierardi, MSN, RNC, CNE Assistant Professor Family Focused Nursing Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing Program This is a nuts and bolts guide to a career in nursing--from the earliest consideration of a nursing career through education and clinical practice--designed specifically for men. Written by the author of Men in Nursing: History, Challenges and Opportunities, it was created at the request of numerous colleagues for a book that addressed the practical needs and concerns of men throughout their nursing career journey. The text presents the numerous career paths available in nursing along with a consideration of their financial benefits, job security, personal fulfillment, and the need for nurses who are adept at information management and high tech-skills. The history of nursing is discussed through biographies of nine remarkable male nurses, offering much needed historical role models. The guide discusses strategies for dealing with a rigorous nursing curriculum compounded by the challenges of anti-male sentiment that is sometimes present. It takes the reader from day one of nursing school through the licensing exam and also addresses the specific needs of second-degree and accelerated program students. The book discusses the obstacles that may result from cross-gender nursing communication and relationships with a focus on teamwork. Also covered are professional development and leadership concerns in light of criticism from some women that men advance for self-serving reasons or “on the backs” of women colleagues. Key Features: Discusses how to navigate the rigors of nursing school along with strategies for success Explains how cope with anti-male sentiment Describes how to create an application that stands out from the pack Helps male students to boost caring skills and touch patients in ways that reflect professionalism, empathy, and skill Includes helpful advice for landing a first job
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Author: Ash Cameron

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 000751509X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 2376

The sixth book in the bestselling Confessions series. What is life like for a female Undercover Cop? Ash Cameron gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at life in the Police. Funny, moving and irreverent, you’ll never look at a bobby the same way again...
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A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing

Author: Bronnie Ware

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1781800057

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 342

View: 5309

After too many years of unfulfilling work, Bronnie Ware began searching for a job with heart. Despite having no formal qualifications or experience, she found herself working in palliative care.Over the years she spent tending to the needs of those who were dying, Bronnie's life was transformed. Later, she wrote an Internet blog about the most common regrets expressed to her by the people she had cared for. The article, also called The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, gained so much momentum that it was read by more than three million people around the globe in its first year. At the requests of many, Bronnie now shares her own personal story.Bronnie has had a colourful and diverse past, but by applying the lessons of those nearing their death to her own life, she developed an understanding that it is possible for people, if they make the right choices, to die with peace of mind. In this book, she expresses in a heartfelt retelling how significant these regrets are and how we can positively address these issues while we still have the time.The Top Five Regrets of the Dying gives hope for a better world. It is a story told through sharing her inspiring and honest journey, which will leave you feeling kinder towards yourself and others, and more determined to live the life you are truly here to live. This delightful memoir is a courageous, life-changing book.
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Author: Benjamin Daniels

Publisher: Friday Project

ISBN: 9780007585380

Category: Family medicine

Page: 336

View: 8891

Benjamin Daniels is angry. He is frustrated, confused, baffled and, quite frequently, very funny. He is also a GP. These are his confessions.
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Author: Arayah Sunshine

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781984372154

Category:

Page: 132

View: 3052

Have you ever what goes on in the life of a Trauma Nurse? Take a journey straight from the minds of real Trauma Nurses that live it every day. You will rethink your entire perspective on the healthcare industry and their providers after reading this book. "Do yourself a favor and never give in to someone telling you that you need to smell something in the medical field." -Nugget of wisdom from a trauma nurse. There is a lot about the healthcare industry and the medical profession, especially the workers that keep it functional that is unknown and shrouded in secrecy. If you've ever wondered how they deal with the things they've seen that will probably make you throw up your last meal and all the ones before that, then this book is for you. In Confessions of a Trauma Nurse, Arayah Sunshine gives a unique and rare peek into the daily activities of professionals in the healthcare industry with a fresh perspective never seen elsewhere or written down in this manner. Not for the weak-minded, this book gives a different spin on the realities of the medical profession. Taken from trauma nurses from different backgrounds with stories and anecdotes that will make you laugh, cringe-inducing horror stories, moments that will make you indignant and others that will bring you near tears, this book will take you on an emotional, yet insightful and enlightening roller coaster. Confessions of a Trauma Nurse is chock-full of lots of captivating thoughts, ideas, and comments that border deliciously on the edge of very dark humor. Some are as little as a sentence long, yet pack a punch so powerful that you will be thinking about them for hours, if not days. It also contains tips from the "pros" to avoid falling for the tricks and traps that healthcare providers set for themselves! But beware, once you've begun reading, you will not want to put this one down for even a minute, so make sure you've cleared your schedule for the day before delving into the psyche of trauma nurses. You might also want to make sure you can handle gross moments because this book contains a lot. If you're a healthcare provider, then this is definitely a book you should add to your shelf. If you're interested in the daily activities and thought processes of healthcare providers and trauma nurses, get this book.
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Author: Michael M. Baden,Judith Adler Hennessee

Publisher: Sphere

ISBN: 9780751535181

Category: Forensic pathology

Page: 276

View: 9102

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Confessions of a Breast Cancer Survivor

Author: Maryellen Brisbois

Publisher: Vantage Press

ISBN: 9781936467013

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 178

View: 8752

Brisbois, a nurse and nursing instructor, chronicles her journey after discovering she has breast cancer.
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Confessions Of A Girl Gang

Author: Joyce Carol Oates

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 9780606299947

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

View: 9893

Five teenage girls from upstate New York in the 1950s form a blood sisterhood to protect one another against the world and its oppressors, until their leader's disastrous act of revenge puts all their lives in turmoil
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